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Voices of the Pacific

Untold Stories From The Marine Heroes Of World War II

By Adam Makos

These are the stories from fifteen WWII Marines, compiled by Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton but left unfiltered and in the words of the Marines who were there. Unflinching, brutal, and relentless, Voices of the Pacific will leave a reader gasping for air and dumbstruck in awe of the old heroes who won the Pacific war with bare hands, bayonets, and guts.

The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose exploits were featured in the HBO mini-series The Pacific—and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.

These Marines trace the action from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, to their return home after V-J Day. With unflinching honesty, these men reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found—and lost—and the aftermath of the war’s impact on their lives.

With unprecedented access to the veterans, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice.   

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Book

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  • 940.54597 Mak, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780425257821


Format: Book
Author: Makos, Adam
Title: Voices of the Pacific : untold stories from the Marine heroes of World War II / Adam Makos ; with Marcus Brotherton.
Publisher Date: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2013.
Subject: United States. Marine Corps -- History -- World War, 1939-1945. World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American Marines -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9780425257821
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Format: Book
Author: Makos, Adam.
Title: Voices of the Pacific : untold stories from the Marine heroes of World War II / Adam Makos ; with Marcus Brotherton.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2013.
Description: xiv, 397 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States. Marine Corps -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
Subjects: Marines -- United States -- Biography
Other Author: Brotherton, Marcus author.
LCCN: 2012046253
ISBN: 9780425257821
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 940.54597 Mak